Gemma Collins has urged fans and followers to take action to escape abusive relationships – sharing tips just moments after it was announced her relationship with James Argent is over.
The 39-year-old reality star has reportedly ended her romance with 32-year-old Arg amid allegations he told her he wanted an open relationship.
As the shock split made headlines, Gemma took to social media to share an info post that listed a number of red flags to look out for in abusive relationships.
The reality star also urged fans to take action to break away from abusive relationships, as she shared advice in an impassioned Instagram post.
She wrote: “To all who have suffered in lock down or are suffering in general please please find your strength to walk away.
“There is a better life for you filled with love and respect and always remember the problem isn’t within you it’s within them.”
She continued: “Walk away it’s never too late. Something will happen one day and you will just say enough is enough.”
She concluded: “It’s in that moment the nightmare is over. This is when you find your strength and this is when you will learn self love.”
The TOWIE star shared a statement which listed the “10 signs of emotional abuse in a relationship” as;
* Says things to upset or frighten you
* Controls the finances and how you spend money
* Swears at you or calls you names
* Orders you around and treats you like a servant
* Is intolerant of any seeming lack of respect
* Uses guilty trips or shaming to get his or her way
* Sulks and refuses to talk about an issue
* Makes a big scene about small issues
* Threatens infidelity or divorce to throw you off balance
* Accuses you of lying or having a bad memory
Her post came amid allegations her relationship with Arg was ended by his desire to bed other women – allegedly citing recent revelations about Will and Jada Pinkett Smith's marriage as a defence.
A source told The Sun: "Arg went to Spain and he told Gemma that he wants to go back there forever and be in an open relationship like Jada and Will.
"Gemma is completely shocked and has been left absolutely heartbroken, especially after sticking by him for so long.”
News of the split comes after recent interviews in which Arg revealed he had battled cocaine addiction – with Gemma helping him confront his demons.
He had also indicated he wanted to ask Gemma to marry him – and to start a family with his TOWIE co-star.